• Ian Gibson
  • David W. Rosen
  • Brent Stucker


The skill with which various AM practitioners perform post-processing is one of the most distinguishing characteristics between competing service providers. Companies which can efficiently and accurately post-process parts to a customer’s expectations can often charge a premium for their services; whereas, companies which compete primarily on price may sacrifice post-processing quality in order to reduce costs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Gibson
    • 1
  • David W. Rosen
    • 2
  • Brent Stucker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical & Production EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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